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Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

  1. vmss

    vmss Senior Member

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    Carmina Tarnsjo leather on oscar last from Skoak purchased two years ago. I love this leather.

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  2. mbaltazar

    mbaltazar Senior Member

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    Lolololololol

    Guys, get this together:

    a) they're Spanish (from Spain...). Nothing against, but they are not the easiest, nicest, coolest, friendlier people on earth.

    b) The vast majority of Spanish people speak... Spanish. A huge minority speak a foreign language like English. They never heard Chuck Norris voice, everything is translated; movies, soap operas, documentaries... you name it, it's translated.

    c) Thanks to you Carmina grew from a "cool underground quality brand" to a global brand with global problems and global price increases each year, which we keep on supporting no matter what. Well I stopped buying Carmina...

    They probably don't even know where Chicago is, but they know they have a cool and crowded store in NY where you guys can pop-off dollar bills to get a new pair of kicks.
    SO, why should you expect them to know if, perhaps, maybe they will be in the near future in Chicago doing a Trunk Show? I wouldn't waste money on that, shoes are flying out the shelves...

    It's because of their myopia that they're becoming a terrible brand...
     


  3. dalevy

    dalevy Distinguished Member

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    I clearly disagree.
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  4. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Distinguished Member

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    Thanks! Super helpful to see these in the wild. They're beautiful but I think they might be a tiny bit too dark for what I'm looking for. I reckon I'll go with tobacco or with whatever "fox" is if Skoak runs it again.

    Does anyone have photos of the tobacco suede in the wild?
     


  5. Zapasman

    Zapasman Distinguished Member

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    You are a real idiota.:bigstar:
     


  6. Dichnotfu

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    Couldn't agree more.
    It pains me because they're one of the few brands at their price range to offer good lasts for narrow feets but the customer service is just terrible and I've found satisfaction somewhere else anyway. If anyone is ever interested in ordering a pair of Carmina online I don't recommend the official website, Skoaktiebolaget is much more professional.
     


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    Bueller?
     


  8. Churchill W

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    I'm a fan of the darker and redder tone of Polo suede. Tobacco looks more like the standard snuff to me.
     


  9. Spaghettimatt

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    Follow-up question: how did you guys size on the Uetam vs. Rain last? I'm a US 6.5 brannock (US 6D Alden Barrie) but weirdly a UK 6 in the Rain last for oxfords (by most suggested sizing I should be a UK 5.5). Not sure how to size the Uetam compared to my Rain and brannock sizes.
     


  10. WilYa

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    Finally received my BF outlet order today.
    A branding new-made pair! Although it was a disappointing process, for the price I paid, the shoes are second to none.
     


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    I just got notice from DHL that I am getting a shipment I am sure its my BF boots that were out of stock and they offered to make for me.

    Can't wait it's still boot season!!!
     


  12. DFWWingnut

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    Had the opportunity to stop by the NYC store yesterday. After following this brand for a while and coveting a pair to augment my mostly AE, TBNY, and Ferragamo collection I wanted to jump in but not without having a chance to get sizing right. Richard the store manager was very helpful and patience in getting me the right size. He explained all of their lasts, their custom program, etc. Also, got a chance to see all of the leathers up close. Now I'm deciding what to order. If you are in NYC it's highly recommended to stop by.
     
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  13. shirtsnob

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    I was at the store last month. Gorgeous shoes....

    I wanted to see a Detroit lace up in uk 11, but no go.....Richard said he would call me.....never did.......bummed......I called the US number...never heard back....bummed

    BTW, Rain last was very very comfy.
     


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